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Four things to do in Qatar this weekend (July 24-26)

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Many residents will likely spend the last weekend of Ramadan shopping, or traveling out of the country, but there are still a few things to do inside Qatar over the next few days. Here are our picks:

International mangrove action day

Local educational group Entalek is hosting a beach clean-up and night kayaking trip on Saturday, July 26. Interested participants should be at the Al Thakira Bay at 4:30pm. All are invited to participate in the beach clean-up, which will be held from 5 to 7pm.

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After this, there will be a kayaking trip that costs QR200 for adults, QR150 for children under 12 years old and QR50 for children under the age of six. To reserve, click the “Paddle the Channels” option here, or call Steve at 3023 3207 for more information.

A barbeque will be held after the paddling, and people are encouraged to bring their own drinks and food to grill. Entalek will provide water, juices, and barbecuing equipment. Those participating in the beach cleanup, but who prefer not to do the kayaking trip, can join in on the BBQ for free. A 4×4 is recommended, but not required for the trip.

Half of all money collected during this trip will go toward the Mangrove Action Project, an international environmental endeavor that seeks to reverse the degradation and loss of mangrove forest ecosystems.

Chand Raat Eid Festival

The Pakistani Womens’ Association and Dhoom Events Qatar will hold their annual Chand Raat event on Friday, July 25, from 7pm to 2am at the Doha Marriott Hotel (in Ras Abu Abboud).

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The event is traditionally held in some Asian cultures before Eid so that people can gather to look for the new moon, which signifies the end of Ramadan. Friday’s event will feature food and craft stalls, free bouncy castle rides, activities for children, henna designers and a variety of prizes.

Chand Raat is open to families only, and entry tickets cost QR5. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Qatar Charity’s project funding orphanage programs in Pakistan.

Shadow show

As its numerous Ramadan activities comes to a close this week, Katara will host a shadow show – a visual storytelling experience that combines art, movement, and lighting.

The event, held under the theme Fireflies, will be held at the Drama Theatre in Building 16 from 10pm to midnight, from July 24 to 26.

Support Gaza

Dine at Katara or Aspire Zone this weekend and raise funds for relief efforts in Gaza. One hundred percent of revenue generated from food sales at Chac’Late, U’sha Frshka, Red Velvet, Salad Boutique, Saffron and other restaurants will go toward helping people affected by the ongoing violence.

The promotion will run from July 24 to 26.

Bonus:

  • Eid Craft and Story Time: Join WH Smith and local Islamic stationery company Silver Envelope and get crafty on Saturday, July 26 at Ezdan Mall from noon to 4pm. The workshop will feature Eid crafts for children, and children’s books on Eid. The event is free and open to the public, and more information can be found here.

What are your weekend plans? Thoughts?

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